Dollar fish

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dollar fish (Zoöl) a fish of the United States coast (Stromateus triacanthus), having a flat, roundish form and a bright silvery luster; -- called also butterfish, and Lafayette. See Butterfish.
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Usage

In literature:

That way, an oyster costs about fifty cents and a fish about five or six dollars.
"The Price She Paid" by David Graham Phillips
Captain Phips and his men continued to fish up plate, bullion, and dollars, as plentifully as ever, till their provisions grew short.
"Grandfather's Chair" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Pray back a nine-thousand-dollar boat an' a thousand quintal of fish.
""Captains Courageous"" by Rudyard Kipling
Parrot walked several miles to find this man, who trusted him with a dollar's worth of fish.
"The Angel Adjutant of "Twice Born Men"" by Minnie L. Carpenter
It was a big fish, too, and the scales on it were as round as gold dollars.
"Uncle Wiggily's Adventures" by Howard R. Garis
So he fished out the snap-top purse and opened it to show the steward his five-dollar bill.
"The Fourth R" by George Oliver Smith
They must be boarded at some fish camp, at a cost of about five dollars per head per month.
"Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled" by Hudson Stuck
He handed me one hundred and twenty-five dollars, which wore my share of the proceeds of our lawful fishing.
"Captain Canot" by Brantz Mayer
Iceland is the resort of the fishing fleets of several nations; the value of the annual catch averages about ten million dollars.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
Canada at present catches fifty million dollars' worth of fish from her own waters in a single year.
"All Afloat" by William Wood
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In news:

The folks there are gearing up for yet another big time fishing tournament, one that is expected to easily surpass the million dollar mark in terms of prize money up for grabs.
A least tern wooden decoy sits in the sand on Marco Island's Sand Dollar Island while Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists Tiffany Snow, coordinator Ricardo Zambrano and Lindsay Nester confer.
Meanwhile parents who've paid the four-dollar-per-car entry fee might as well stick around and enjoy some time to themselves, roaming the park's nature trails or grabbing a bite at Matheson Hammock 's Red Fish Grill.
The agency spends hundreds of millions of dollars on programs in the Northwest to restore populations of threatened fish and says its belt-tightening won't hurt its efforts to meet court requirements.
Fewer out-of-state hunters are traveling to Idaho and Montana in search of deer and elk, costing fish and game agencies millions of dollars in fees.
0A staggering eight billion dollars plus is generated every year in Texas by hunting, fishing and wildlife watching.
More than 400 new and late-model boats — from $1,000 fishing kayaks to multimillion-dollar yachts — are awaiting show-goers.
People spend millions of dollars on yachts, fuel and fishing gear for the opportunity to catch a bill fish.
In Washington, DC, the federal government will soon take more than three-quarters of a million dollars ($760,000) out of West Virginia's fish, wildlife, and law enforcement programs.
Fish-farming , or aquaculture, has become a billion-dollar business on the strength of growing seafood consumption in a diet-conscious era.
Last year the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic had 67 boats competing, those teams weighing in some 80 fish with the event handing out just over 1.2 million dollars.
Officials worry that the loss of fishing could do real damage to the Frankfort-Elberta area in terms of lost tourism dollars, but low-water worries go beyond salmon.
But I don't agree with those who oppose a plan to charge a few dollars to Kansas senior citizens for hunting and fishing licenses.
The dollar oysters at Sailor Jack's, a fish house with no freezer (read: no frozen fish) and wide-angle views of the strait.
CEO Michael Dubin's signature dry humor (and viral marketing video) put his company, Dollar Shave Club, on the radar of some pretty big fish.
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